Dr's R/X

Gotta get yer three W's --- > Wit, Wisdom, and Wayyyy too much caffeine. As y'know, we live to serve

Dr. Detecto's Mariner prescriptions.  The Mainframe circuit boards were originally designed to solve chess positions before they started fritzing out on baseball shtick.  Like Bobby Fischer said, "Chess is not that hard a game.  Whatever position you've got, it's been played before."

Well, yeah - if you can fit an Isolated Queen Pawn position into a block of similar patterns that you recognize, THEN you can ask "in what ways is this situation subtly different?"  Figure out what has been done before, and what has been said before, and you might be able to organize your thinking as to how you judge the situation in front of you to be different.

When Tim Lincecum came into pro baseball, one thing different about him was that he could throw 150 pitches on Friday and then enjoy an easy game of foul-line-to-foul-line long toss the next day.  Scott Bankhead he wasn't.  Nolan Ryan less a few inches was more like it.  Get you the right basic template, and then it's easy and pleasant to start asking where you see differences.

Ah, but what's the right basic template?  That's what makes a ball game ... :- )

Posts in this blog:

Git R Dunn Dept.
Posted on: 12/08/18
2 Comments
Posted on: 12/07/18
16 Comments
Posted on: 12/07/18
1 Comments
2 months' delay on the arb clock and then ......
Posted on: 12/07/18
2 Comments
Flash Thompson "yeah, I wouldn' wanna fight me neither" Dept.
Posted on: 11/29/18
46 Comments
Most ideas are sooooooo much better in theory than in practice
Posted on: 11/28/18
3 Comments
just reelin' in the week's newz
Posted on: 11/28/18
4 Comments
Second base: It ain't like there's money involved
Posted on: 11/08/18
57 Comments
Of great teams and divisive athletes
Posted on: 11/05/18
And also, thanks
Posted on: 11/05/18
7 Comments
Posted on: 10/10/18
29 Comments
Starting with 3.3 WAR for Marc-O
Posted on: 09/24/18
24 Comments
and we'd conservatively estimate his namesake's OBP at .610
Posted on: 09/21/18
23 Comments
Posted on: 09/16/18
4 Comments
and Dr. D resigns (pennant race, not blog)
Posted on: 09/08/18
20 Comments
you don't play with less life than that, kiddies
Posted on: 08/30/18
3 Comments
and some mixed signs from the King
Posted on: 08/23/18
round up the usual suspects, Bogey
Posted on: 08/18/18
1 Comments
with the Mainframe, I'm in, I'm out, I'm up to speed
Posted on: 08/16/18
4 Comments
Posted on: 08/09/18
2 Comments
and a remarkable Felix piece
Posted on: 07/30/18
11 Comments
easy as pie, thanks to Dan
Posted on: 07/20/18
3 Comments
Johns likes Eovaldi as a "6th Man"
Posted on: 07/18/18
8 Comments
Edwin Diaz "swims" through the air to the tune of 14.9 / 2.5 / 0.4
Posted on: 07/09/18
14 Comments
whattta I gotta do to get a game around here, Dept.
Posted on: 04/07/18
1 Comments
an' I don' have to paint my teeth to play?!
Posted on: 04/07/18
3 Comments
some guys can catch 140, 145. Can Zuumball?
Posted on: 03/10/18
8 Comments
Depends on how healthy your starters are
Posted on: 03/09/18
3 Comments
and a surprising 4-man bench for April?
Posted on: 03/08/18
11 Comments

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